Black and White. Crisp and dramatic. It makes such a simple statement and takes the guesswork out of color choices. It always works. This card is for my niece, her husband and their 2 year old son, Henry David (hence the quote and namesake author in the sentiment), who just purchased their first home. She's very chic so I thought this would be a good fit.
This card begins with the medallion stamp from Boho Backgrounds. It's inked in Versamark, stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder for a glorious shine. Each image is snapped out with a 1 3/8" Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/8" Square (using a matching punch) of Basic Black Textured card stock and a 1 1/2" Square (using a paper cutter and just measuring each side).
A tearing strip was used to create the distressed edge of the Basic Black and really stands out against the Whisper White layer below. I inked the sentiment from Art of Life (retired) and again heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. To add some razzmatazz, the corners received a few bites with a Ticket Corner Punch and some 3-D arrived with the addition of Stampin' Dimensionals.
Note: Stampin' Up!'s retired stamp date has been moved up to June 15.
Stamp Set: Boho Backgrounds, Art of Life
Paper: Basic Black Textured, Whisper White
Cool Tools: Tearing Strip, Heat Tool, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
The Perfect Touch: Black Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals